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Enjoying a Get Going Together Health WalkOur Get Going Together project encourages older people with long-term health conditions to get more active, both physically and mentally, and therefore become less socially isolated.

Our physical activity sessions, working closely with Oldham Community Leisure, include Health Walks, gentle Scenic Strolls and our successful Stitch 'n' Stroll sessions.

Meet 2 of our lovely walk leaders here as we celebrate National Fitness Day 2019

We’ve not just been focusing on exercise though, we’ve got a great ‘Knit and Natter’ group at the Boathouse Café at Alexandra Park where you can get together and make new friends.  If you decide to have a stroll with our walking group afterwards, that’s even better!

We also encourage Community Groups, Lunch Clubs and Sheltered Housing Schemes to try out exercise as part of their meetings. We can offer taster sessions and programmes of activity over 6 to 12 weeks at your group so that you can have a go. 

All the below sessions are open to all - you are more than welcome to come and give any of them a try!

Gentle exercise

The class can be structured to the individual whilst in a group setting, including chair-based exercise.

  • Mondays, 12:00pm
  • Washbrook Court, Nelson Way, Chadderton, OL9 8NL
  • £2.00 per session, residents £1.25
  • Funded by NIF through FCHO

  • Mondays, 1:30pm
  • Runnymede Court, Cardigan St, Royton OL2 6QS
  • £2.00 per session

  • Tuesdays, 11:00am
  • Sweetbriar House, Glebe Street, Shaw, OL2 7SF
  • £2.00 per session

  • Wednesday, 11:00am
  • Daisy Hill Court, Howard St, Waterhead, OL4 2HS
  • £2.00 per session 
  • Funded by NIF through FCHO - free for residents

  • Thursdays, 11:00am
  • Violet Hill Court, Coben St, Waterhead, OL4 2SS
  • £2.00 per session

  • Fridays, 12:30pm
  • Hope Methodist Church, Oldham Road, Failsworth, M35 9AQ
  • £2.00 per session 
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing


Health walks

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

  • Mondays, 11:00am
  • Chadderton Hall Park, Chadderton Hall Rd, Chadderton, OL9 0QB
  • 1.5 miles - meet at the Pavillion Cafe
  • Free

  • Tuesdays, first of the month
  • Monthly walk and lunch
  • Various locations in the Oldham area
  • Lunch must be pre-ordered and paid for
  • Contact Julie Todd for more details on 07540535653
  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm
  • Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham OL8 2BN
  • 2.5 miles - meet at Kings Road Car Park
  • Free

  • Thursdays, 1:00pm
  • Daisy Nook Country Park, Stannybrook Road, Failsworth, M35 9WJ
  • 3 miles - meet at the Visitors Centre
  • Free

  • Fridays, 11:00am
  • Tandle Hill Country Park, Tandle Hill Road, Royton, OL2 5UX
  • 2 miles - meet at park entrance
  • Free

Social stroll

Walking at a gentler pace. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

  • Tuesdays, 10:30am
  • Dunwood Park, Smallbrook Road, Shaw, OL2 7UQ
  • A gentle stroll through the park - meet at Cafe Mandels
  • Free
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing

Knit and Natter / Walk and Talk

  • Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Boathouse Cafe, Alexander Park, Oldham, OL8 2BN
  • Come and join us for a natter and enjoy knitting and  gentle walking - walks will leave the cafe at 10:30am
  • £1.00 per session
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing


Teresa Griffiths - Engagement & Wellbeing Coordinator
Phone: 0161 622 9267

Further information